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Gronk Continues To Gronk: Dance Battle Edition

The Gronk “DGAF tour” continued in Austin over the weekend where — according to TMZ — he paid his respects to the Avicii (who passed away on Friday)… by getting in to a dance battle to the late DJ’s hit “Levels”.

I know, I know. It’s TMZ. It’s a dance battle where Gronk shows some skin. Normally we would see this, laugh and say “welp, Gronk gonna Gronk!” Who cares!

But since the Super Bowl, there are a lot of people trying to figure out what the hell is going on with the future Hall of Fame tight end.  Flying in, potentially pissing off the Patriots and supposedly flying right back to Texas doesn’t help that narrative.

Lately it’s the same story, different day. This off-season IS different in Foxboro. Plus, as Jerry pointed out earlier, this happened on the same weekend where he joked about missing practices to work on his “vroom vroom” skills during a Monster Supercross event press conference. At Gillette.

And that’s the key.

One has to guess his motives here, right??

Via Tom E. Curran: It’s one thing to engage in a Cold War with the head coach from a swimming pool in Texas. He’s there, the rest of the team is here . . . fine.

But to stand at the podium in the Gillette Stadium media room in front of a phalanx of cameras and reporters and mock the fact he’s slow-playing his football decision?

Of all the possible reactions Bill Belichick could have, I’m guessing a whispered, “What are we doing?” accompanied by a slow shake of the head would fit.

The two options in my mind are A) Gronk doesn’t realize how much of an asshole he looks like OR B) He’s calling the Pats’ bluff: pay me or trade me.

I have always been a big proponent of guys doing whatever they want during the off-season as long as they’re producing on the field during the season. It’s no breaking news that Gronk has been exactly doing that for most of his career.

The dance battle is no big deal. Duh. But the optics surrounding it are. At least in my opinion.

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But hey, the Alex Guerrero regiment seems to be working out well. Look at that pliability!